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“Rebuild My House”

A Building Repair Campaign
Addressing what needs to be done to rebuild God’s “physical house” here at St. Mary’s. 

We need your help to raise $700,000 to repair our buildings so we may continue to fulfill our Christian and Franciscan Mission at St Mary’s for many years to come. As of  October 1, the total pledges are $637,588 and total received is $623,903
Thank you for your generosity!

 


Dear Saint Mary’s Family,
Peace and All that is Good!
This weekend the Gospel tells us of a poor widow who comes
to understand that she depends totally upon God. She trusts
in God, so she shares what she has and God hears her cry
and provides for her. It is with the same trust in God’s
generosity that I address you this weekend.
As you may know, last March, we launched our “Rebuild
My House” campaign to raise $700,000 addressing what
needs to be done to rebuild God’s “physical house” here at
St. Mary’s so we can continue to fulfill our Christian and
Franciscan Mission.
When I took over as Pastor, you all were so passionate about
getting our church walls repaired and now seven months
have quickly flown by. Unfortunately, before doing the
walls we needed to fix the building from the roof down. We
have repaired the roof valleys and gutters. We still have
one last roof repair over the choir loft and then we will start
the plastering and painting. We will soon have a beautiful
updated worship space.
In addition to the church building, we have repaired many
things throughout the campus. Please see the following
pages with specific information. You will also find several
issues that have emerged over the past few months which
required additional funds. I am sure you are proud that
you have been a huge part in making this happen. We all
recognize that we will enjoy the fruits of this change now
and will also leave it as a gift for future generations.
We are extremely grateful for your outpouring of generosity
and for the way you take ownership of our parish. Without
each one of you we could never have achieved our goals,
but we are not done yet! We still have more to do and we
urgently need your help.
Last week a family visited with great news! They are
challenging all of us to contribute to “Rebuild My House
Campaign.” They are willing to match donations, dollar
for dollar up to $35,000 through the end of the year. With
the same trust of the poor widow in the Gospel, we humble
ourselves before the Lord and ask for His guidance.
This is a critical moment in our Parish history. This campaign
is not about fundraising, it’s about continuing our mission
which will allow our community to thrive in worship and
service to God’s people in the years to come.
Please take some time to pray about how you can contribute
to “Rebuild Our House.”


Your brother and servant in Christ, in the spirit of Francis of Assisi, 
Fr Gonzalo  
For more information click HERE for brochure

There are many ways to donate:  
1. To make a donation by cash or check fillout response card HERE.  Please make check payable to "St Mary's Church".  Bring to Parish Office, drop in collection basket or mail to Fr Gonzalo Torres, OFM, "Rebuild My House" Campaign, St. Mary's Church, 17 Pompton Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ  07442 
2. To make an online donation click HERE 
3. To make a donation through Faith Direct go to www.faithdirect.net  Church code is NJ23
4. Faith Direct Text to Give, just text $ amount to this number (973) 500-6123               

 

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